Instructions for International Distance Education Applicants
The regular academic year extends from mid-August to early May and includes two semesters, each approximately fifteen weeks in length. During the summer (May, June, and July) two terms of five weeks each are scheduled. Each period of study‑‑a semester or a summer term‑‑requires examinations and completion of specific courses. Grades for the courses taken are recorded on the permanent record of the student.
Educational systems around the world are very different, and degrees with the same name earned in different countries may have different requirements in terms of length of study and content. Ball State University makes a careful study of these differences for each student who comes from another country, and the student is placed at a level that seems most appropriate as determined by his academic background in a given educational system of a given country.
The required items needed to complete application materials for evaluation by the university are listed below for ready reference. NOTE THAT NO ACTION ON YOUR APPLICATION WILL BE TAKEN UNTIL ALL REQUIRED APPLICATION MATERIALS ARE RECEIVED.
1. Completed application form
2. Admission fee ($40 U.S.)
3. Academic records (originals or certified copies in both original language and in English)
4. Official TOEFL report ( students with academic degrees from native English speaking countries (Australia, Canada, Jamaica, New Zealand, United Kingdom) do not have to submit TOEFL scores.
5. A copy of the picture page of your passport
The application form must be filled out completely! The Application for Admission Fee is nonrefundable. All applicants must submit the fee with an International Money Order, a U.S. Postal Money Order, or a check drawn on a U.S. bank.
Note on TOEFL or IELTS Score (required): Official TOEFL scores with a minimum score of 550 (paper based) or 79 (Internet based) sent directly to Ball State from the testing centers are required for International admission to Ball State University. Students may also submit official IELTS scores directly from the testing center with a minimum score of 6.5. Certain graduate programs require higher TOEFL scores that the general minimum TOEFL score requirements. Ball State’s TOEFL code is 1051. Students with academic degrees from native English speaking countries (Australia, Canada (except Quebec), Ireland, New Zealand, United Kingdom) do not have to submit TOEFL scores. Students who have attended a U.S. institution for academic study for a period of one or more years and high GPA may be waived on an individual basis. To be considered for official TOEFL or IELTS waiver, students must submit official transcripts showing proof of attendance.
Official copies of previous academic records are required. Original or certified copies of academic records in native language are required. If the language of the record is not English, a certified translation into English must be attached. Undergraduate applicants must submit official academic records (transcripts or mark sheets) from all secondary or middle schools and all colleges, universities, or professional schools attended. Undergraduate transfer students (those who have completed any post-secondary study) must submit course syllabi for any course for which they wish to have credit transferred. No determination of transferable credit will be done until the syllabi are received. Graduate applicants at the masters level must submit records of all academic programs taken after secondary school.
Applicants from countries other than the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, Ireland, and New Zealand should submit OFFICIAL results of the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). If you do not submit TOEFL scores, your admission will be conditional upon completion of remedial English classes before beginning your academic program. This test is given world wide several times a year. Information concerning the TOEFL test dates and sites may be obtained by writing to TOEFL, Box 899, Princeton, New Jersey 08540, U.S.A or online at http://www.ets.org/toefl . You should request that your test results be sent to our university. Applicants who have earned degrees from accredited colleges or universities in the United States are not required to take the TOEFL. Should your English language proficiency not be up to our standards, we will have no option but to deny your application as we have no English language support courses available on-line.
Ball State University admits only those international students who have shown by previous study and academic success that they are likely to be successful in their proposed studies here. Please note that different academic programs have different requirements for admission, some requiring higher academic performance than others. In addition to academic performance, we consider the opinions of those providing recommendation letters, and your English proficiency.
Send all application materials and address inquiries to:
Rinker Center for International Programs
Ball State University
Muncie, Indiana, 47306, USA
Outside the US Within the US
Phone: +1 765 285-5422 Phone: (765) 285 5422
Fax: +1 765 285-3710 Fax: (765) 285 3710
|Signature of Applicant *|
|(First and Last Name)|
|Date *|| |
|STUDENT CERTIFICATION OF INFORMATION PROVIDED|
This is to certify that all of the information on this form is accurate to the best of my knowledge. I will be responsible for all tuition, fees, and living expenses while studying at Ball State University. I understand that any falsification or fraud provided on this application may result in serious consequences, including withdrawal from or non-admission to Ball State University.
A $40.00 charge will be assessed if it is necessary to deliver the I-20/DS-2019 a second time via FedEx Courier.
|Last Name *|
|First Name *|
|Middle Name *|
|Country of Birth *|
|Country of Legal Residence *|
|Date of Birth *|| |
|For Which Program Are You Applying? *|
|Permanent Street Address (number, street, city, state/province, postal code, country *|
|Current Street Address (number, street, city, state/province, postal code, country *|
|If you are currently living in the US what is your current legal (visa) status?|
|Educational background -- Secondary school(s) attended (enter years of attendance, location of school) *|
|Send in to supplement this application certified copies of academic certificates and transcripts in English and the native language of instruction for ALL secondary school institutions you have attended. Provide complete details on a separate sheet that you can send with the certified copies of your records.|
|Educational background -- Universities attended (enter years of attendance, location of school) *|
|Send in to supplement this application certified copies of academic certificates and transcripts in English and the native language of instruction for ALL university-level institutions you have attended after completing secondary school/high school (from age 18-19). Provide complete details on a separate sheet that you can send with the certified copies of your records.|
|TOEFL score, date taken/to be taken, paper/computer based test *|
|The minimum TOEFL requirement for full admission is 550 (213 on the Computer-based test). Students with below 550 (213) are ineligible for Distance Education programs as we do not have English as a Second Language courses available on-line. The TOEFL code for BSU is 1051.|
|GRE score, Date taken/to be taken|
|The GMAT code for BSU is 1051.|
|How did you learn of Ball State? *|
|Have you ever been convicted of a felony? *|| Yes|
|If yes, please explain.|